Category Archives: Planning

Hey, Disrupt This!

I had a recent meeting with a rep from a printing company. I know, who “prints” anymore, right? However, with everyone talking “disruption” in marketing these days, this meeting produced a surprise worth considering. The surprise you ask? I got … Continue reading

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Surviving a #marketing free-org

People love free, but hate when it goes away. Not surprising. But, what if your marketing relies too much on it and you suffer a “free-org?” Would your marketing plan survive? Some disagreement with changes are related to unintelligent design … Continue reading

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Small Business-What Would Your IPO Look Like?

Success is celebrated and cursed in equal measures. Build a good company, but don’t break bad. Soon, small businesses may have miniature “IPO” moments like Facebook will have this week. What can we learn from the current court of public … Continue reading

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Small Business Marketing-Big Results From Small Data

Happy “Big Data Week” everyone! From April 20-29, worldwide data analysts are promoting and De-mystifying their work. Of course, to small business, any data is big data. But, that is precisely why entrepreneurs should use some small data to have … Continue reading

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One Day Sale-Small Business Needs More Than Cash Mobs

On Saturday, March 24th, the newest trend in small business support officially arrives – Cash Mob Day. Like Small Business Saturday, it is welcome since some urgency is better than none. But, mob action aside, we need more than one … Continue reading

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Small-Business-Social-Marketing-Will Facebook Brand Timelines Kill Traditional Marketing? Why, Do You Hate Your Marketing?

Facebook maintained previous expectations of a Leap Day 2012 launch of Timeline for Pages. Inevitably, people wonder if this is the innovation that kills (insert tool/app/program here)? Depends on your plan. Mark Zuckerberg and his merry band of social media … Continue reading

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Great News-In 2012 ‘Marketing Is People!’

The evidence is everywhere. There’s no denying it. In 2012, when it comes to marketing, people are “In” this year! Maybe I’m using a bit of sarcasm (my apologies for the “Soylent Green” reference). But, as I look at trending … Continue reading

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Crisis PR-A Five W Approach for Small Business

The recent scandals involving Herman Cain and Penn State remind us that when you think you’ve seen everything, you haven’t seen anything yet. However, these national stories again contain lessons for small businesses. I have written before about the impact … Continue reading

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Marketing and Sales-What’s Your Business’ McRib?

There I was in a strategy meeting for a company where I served as a Regional Marketing Manager. As we reviewed our efforts and what we could do to freshen our message and approach, our Regional Sales Manager looked at … Continue reading

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Our customer relationship status-it’s complicated

What a week in the online world. Do we have apps or do the apps have us? Perhaps the love-hate triangle of customer-vendor-content provider is the heart of this struggle. Nobody likes change as seen in Google, Facebook, Netflix, et. … Continue reading

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